IOTY 2019 CMYK Logo FINAL

The WA Innovator of the Year (IOTY) is an initiative funded under the New Industries Fund. The Western Australian Government is committed to raising the profile of innovation in Western Australia and supporting the delivery of government initiatives to advance the growth of the State’s innovation based industries.

The WA Innovator of the Year (IOTY) program has showcased innovative and entrepreneurial individuals, businesses and creative minds since 2006. The program has benefited many of those who have participated as well as the broader community of Western Australia.

The WA Innovator of the Year program is a valuable initiative which provides support to innovators and entrepreneurs across our State. It builds capability through commercialisation training and mentoring as well as acknowledging, showcasing and awarding eligible innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and young creative minds.

Congratulations to the 2019 WA Innovator of the Year Winners

Overall Winner - Mining and Process Solutions - GlyLeach: Environmentally friendly metal extraction of base and precious metals.

Rio Tinto Emerging Innovation Category Winner - UWA - Weed Chipper: Site specific weed control for large-scale scropping

Rio Tinto Growth Category Winner - Steadyrack - Steadyrack Bike Parking

DXC Digital Innovation Platinum Award Winner - iSOL8 Pty Ltd - iSOL8

Woodside Oil and Gas Platinum Award Winner;

South32 Technology & Innovation in Mining Platinum Award Winner; and

The Business News 'Great for the State' Award Winner - TENSA Equipment Pty Ltd – Roborigger

2019 WA Young Innovator of the Year - Collective Care - Seton Catholic College

For more information please visit: https://www.newindustries.wa.gov.au/opportunities/ioty

2019 Finalists

Rio Tinto Emerging Innovation Category Finalists

Company Name   Project Title 
Alerte Digital Health Pte Ltd
Automated, real-time ECG analysis, diagnosis and reporting platform
iSOL8 Pty Ltd
iSOL8 - A digital Lock Out Tag Out isolation system
The University of Western Australia Converting Broome nacre to synthetic bone material for human implant
The University of Western Australia
Weed Chipper: site specific weed control for large-scale cropping

Rio Tinto Growth Category Finalists

Company Name  Project Title 
TENSA Equipment Pty Ltd
Roborigger
DS Business Services pty ltd T/A Arility
Arility
Steadycorp Pty Ltd
Patented Vertical Bike Racks which have revolutionised bike storage worldwide
Mining and Process Solutions Pty Ltd
GlyLeach: environmentally friendly metal extraction of copper and gold

Woodside Oil & Gas Platinum Award Finalists

Company Name  Project Title 
Chironix PTY LTD
Metis
Renergi Pty Ltd
Renergi grinding pyroliser
The University of Western Australia
CryoSolid Sensor: Rapid Detection of Solid Freeze-out in LNG Production
TENSA Equipment Pty Ltd Roborigger

South32 Technology & Innovation in Mining Platinum Award Finalists

Company Name  Project Title 
TENSA Equipment Pty Ltd
Roborigger
iSOL8 Pty Ltd
iSOL8 - A digital Lock Out Tag Out isolation system
Conjecture Pty Ltd
Conjecture System Identification - Machine Learning on Industrial Processes
Four Flags Pty Ltd 
Electronic blast hole measuring and recording device "DipStick"

Business News 'Great for the State' Platinum Award Finalists

Company Name  Project Title 
The University of Western Australia
CryoSolid Sensor: Rapid Detection of Solid Freeze-out in LNG Production
DS Business Services pty ltd T/A Arility
Arility
TENSA Equipment Pty Ltd
Roborigger
Steadycorp Pty Ltd
Patented Vertical Bike Racks which have revolutionised bike storage worldwide

DXC Digital Innovation Platinum Award Finalists

Company Name  Project Title 
DS Business Services pty ltd T/A Arility
Arility
iSOL8 Pty Ltd
iSOL8 - A digital Lock Out Tag Out isolation system
Power Ledger Pty Ltd
Peer to Peer Energy Trading Platform
Genvis Pty Ltd
Milli - AI powered home security

2019 Semi-Finalists

Emerging Innovation Category Semi-Finalists

Company Name

Project Title

Alerte Digital Health Pte Ltd Automated, real-time ECG analysis, diagnosis and reporting platform
iSOL8 Pty Ltd iSOL8 - A digital lock out tag out isolation system
Chironix PTY LTD Metis
The University of Western Australia Converting Broome nacre to synthetic bone material for human implant
CPC Engineering Pty LTD CPC Engineering Pty LTD
Lazcath Pty. Ltd OCT Enhanced Cardiac Ablation Catheter for Atrial Arrhythmias
The University of Western Australia Weed Chipper: site specific weed control for large-scale cropping
Dr CHill Bougie and Endotracheal Tube Connector Device

Growth Category Semi-Finalists

Company Name

Project Title

TENSA Equipment Pty Ltd Roborigger
DS Business Services pty ltd T/A Arility Arility
Atamo Pty Ltd Pyrethroid Surface Sampling System
Robotaka Pty Ltd Western Australian designed therapy robot for aged care
Gelavo Pty Ltd Gelavo - avocado based frozen dessert, food waste utilisation
Steadycorp Pty Ltd Patented Vertical Bike Racks which have revolutionised bike storage worldwide
Mining and Process Solutions Pty Ltd GlyLeach: environmentally friendly metal extraction of copper and gold
Jack Developments Pty Ltd Wrap'd - Eco friendly and fully reusable silicone wrap holder

Thank you to the 2019 Innovator of the Year program sponsors:

IOTY 2019 sponsors

For further information:

Penny Harker
Program Manager, Science and Innovation, 
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
penny.harker@jtsi.wa.gov.au
(08) 9222 0749

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